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Why is India deploying warships to the Arabian Sea?

The vessel was carrying oil from Saudi Arabia but was attacked 200 nautical miles away from the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Why is India deploying warships to the Arabian Sea?

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has sent three warships and a reconnaissance aircraft in the Arabian Sea to deter possible attacks.

The move came amid drone and missile attacks against cargo ships in the Arabian sea.

The Indian Ministry of Defense said that India is playing a key role as a net security provider in the entire Indian Ocean and will continue to do so.

INS Kolkata is among the vessels deployed by
INS Kolkata is among the vessels deployed by India

Why is India deploying warships?

The decision to send warships didn’t come as a surprise, as a cargo ship was recently attacked by a drone allegedly dispatched by Iran.

The Israel-affiliated ship MV Chem Pluto was headed towards the Mangalore Port in southern India.

The vessel was carrying oil from Saudi Arabia but was attacked 200 nautical miles away from the Indian state of Gujarat.

The US openly accused Iran of orchestrating the drone attack, but Tehran dubbed the accusation as baseless. Furthermore, the Indian Defense Ministry is investigating the nature of the attack on MV Chem Puto.

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